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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426803/dendritic-cell-maturation-but-not-type-i-interferon-exposure-restricts-infection-by-htlv-1-and-viral-transmission-to-t-cells
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Gergès Rizkallah, Sandrine Alais, Nicolas Futsch, Yuetsu Tanaka, Chloé Journo, Renaud Mahieux, Hélène Dutartre
Human T lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the etiological agent of Adult T cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATLL) and HTLV-1-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/TSP). Both CD4+ T-cells and dendritic cells (DCs) infected with HTLV-1 are found in peripheral blood from HTLV-1 carriers. We previously demonstrated that monocyte-derived IL-4 DCs are more susceptible to HTLV-1 infection than autologous primary T-cells, suggesting that DC infection precedes T-cell infection. However, during blood transmission, breast-feeding or sexual transmission, HTLV-1 may encounter different DC subsets present in the blood, the intestinal or genital mucosa respectively...
April 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424026/walking-ability-following-hybrid-assistive-limb-treatment-for-a-patient-with-chronic-myelopathy-after-surgery-for-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Shigeki Kubota, Tetsuya Abe, Hideki Kadone, Kengo Fujii, Yukiyo Shimizu, Aiki Marushima, Tomoyuki Ueno, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yasushi Hada, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
CONTEXT: The hybrid assistive limb (HAL) (the wearable robot) can assist kinesis during voluntary control of hip and knee joint motion by detecting the wearer's bioelectric signals on the surface of their skin. The purpose of this study was to report on walking ability following the wearable robot treatment in a patient with chronic myelopathy after surgery for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). FINDINGS: The patient was a 66-year-old woman with cervical OPLL who was able to ambulate independently with the aid of bilateral crutches...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422798/anterior-versus-posterior-thoracic-discectomy-a-systematic-review
#3
Eoghan T Hurley, Andrew B Maye, Marcus Timlin, Frank G Lyons
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review OBJECTIVE.: To systematically review the current evidence in the literature on thoracic discectomies, to compare the clinical outcomes and to determine whether there is evidence to support the use of either the anterior or posterior approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Thoracic disc herniations often present with myelopathy, radiculopathy or a combination of both. The posterior approach for thoracic discectomy has been associated with a lower complication rate, but no systematic exists comparing the clinical outcomes...
April 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421647/evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-differentiation-of-inflammatory-neoplastic-and-vascular-intradural-spinal-cord-diseases-in-the-dog
#4
Amanda E Masciarelli, John F Griffin, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Silke Hecht, Joseph M Mankin, Shannon P Holmes, Simon R Platt, Marc Kent, Theresa E Pancotto, Annie V Chen, Jonathan M Levine
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common test for dogs with suspected intradural spinal cord lesions, however studies on diagnostic performance for this test are lacking. Objectives of this multi-institutional, retrospective, case-control study were to estimate sensitivity and specificity of MRI for (1) distinguishing between histopathologically confirmed intradural spinal cord disease versus degenerative myelopathy in dogs, (2) categorizing intradural spinal cord diseases as neoplastic, inflammatory, or vascular; and (3) determining tumor type within the etiologic category of neoplasia...
April 18, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420387/effects-of-host-restriction-factors-and-the-htlv-1-subtype-on-susceptibility-to-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis
#5
Satoshi Nozuma, Eiji Matsuura, Daisuke Kodama, Yuichi Tashiro, Toshio Matsuzaki, Ryuji Kubota, Shuji Izumo, Hiroshi Takashima
BACKGROUND: Although human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection is a prerequisite for the development of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), specific provirus mutations in HAM/TSP have not yet been reported. In this study, we examined whether HAM/TSP patients had the disease-specific genomic variants of HTLV-1 by analyzing entire sequences of HTLV-1 proviruses in these patients, including familial cases. In addition, we investigated the genetic variants of host restriction factors conferring antiretroviral activity to determine which mutations may be related to resistance or susceptibility to HAM/TSP...
April 19, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416784/longitudinal-extensive-transverse-myelitis-letm-in-children-a-twenty-year-study-from-oman
#6
Roshan Koul, Amna M Alfutaisi, Renjith Mani, Rana A Abdel Rahim, Dilip K Sankhla, Faisal M Al Azri
OBJECTIVE: The data on children with diagnosis of idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM) was searched to find the pattern of myelitis in Oman. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out from January1995 to December 2014. Electronic medical records and patient medical files were seen to get the complete data of the children with ITM. This work was carried out at Sultan Qaboos University hospital, Muscat, Oman. The ethical committee of the hospital had approved the study...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410448/il17a-polymorphism-is-not-associated-with-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis
#7
Heytor V P C Neco, Vanessa G S Teixeira, Ana C L Trindade, Paula M R Magalhães, Virgínia M B Lorena, Luydson R Vasconcelos, Patricia M M F Moura, Clarice N L Morais
The human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) is the causative agent of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). The present study investigated the association between the rs2275913 polymorphism in the IL17A gene and the development of HAM/TSP. Peripheral blood samples were collected from 116 patients (29 symptomatic patients with HAM/TSP and 87 asymptomatic) with a positive diagnosis of HTLV-1. The single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping was carried out by real time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) using TaqMan(®) probes...
April 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405771/sacral-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas-imitators-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-different-pathologic-anatomy-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Sacral epidural arteriovenous fistulas (eAVFs) are rare and often misdiagnosed because of the incongruence between the thoracic level of clinical deficits and the sacral location of the offending pathology. Failure to diagnose this lesion delays treatment, resulting in prolonged venous hypertension in the cord, progressive neurological deterioration, and decreased chances of recovery. METHODS: A single-institution case series and the published literature were reviewed...
April 12, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402988/incidence-and-factors-predictive-of-dysphagia-and-dysphonia-after-anterior-operation-with-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#9
Shunzhi Yu, Zhi Chen, Ning Yan, Tiesheng Hou, Shisheng He
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study was to quantify the incidence of dysphagia and dysphonia and assess the associated risk factors after multilevel cervical anterior operation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior approach for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy has been developed and obtained favorable outcomes. As number of fused levels increased, the operation difficulty, invasiveness and operative risks are higher...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402553/in-reply-surfer-s-myelopathy-a-rare-form-of-spinal-cord-infarction-in-novice-surfers-a-systematic-review
#10
Brett A Freedman, David G Malone, Peter A Rasmussen, Edward C Benzel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402031/evaluation-of-osseous-associated-cervical-spondylomyelopathy-in-dogs-using-kinematic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Michele Provencher, Amy Habing, Sarah A Moore, Laurie Cook, Gary Phillips, Ronaldo C da Costa
Osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy in dogs is characterized by both static and dynamic spinal cord compression; however, standard MRI methods only assess static compression. In humans with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, kinematic MRI is commonly used to diagnose dynamic spinal cord compressions. The purpose of this prospective, analytical study was to evaluate kinematic MRI as a method for characterizing the dynamic component of osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy in dogs. We hypothesized that kinematic MRI would allow visualization of spinal cord compressions that were not identified with standard imaging...
April 12, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401686/axonal-loss-in-the-multiple-sclerosis-spinal-cord-revisited
#12
N Petrova, D Carassiti, D R Altmann, D Baker, K Schmierer
Preventing chronic disease deterioration is an unmet need in people with multiple sclerosis, where axonal loss is considered a key substrate of disability. Clinically, chronic multiple sclerosis often presents as progressive myelopathy. Spinal cord cross-sectional area assessed using MRI predicts increasing disability and has, by inference, been proposed as an indirect index of axonal degeneration. However, the association between cross-sectional area and axonal loss, and their correlation with demyelination, have never been systematically investigated using human post mortem tissue...
April 12, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399554/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-provides-better-surgical-outcomes-than-posterior-laminoplasty-in-elderly-patients-with-c3-4-level-myelopathy
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Koji Tamai, Hidetomi Terai, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Shinji Takahashi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shoichiro Ohyama, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analyses of prospectively collected data regarding 180 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). OBJECTIVE: To detect the characteristics of C3-4 level CSM in elderly patients (C3-4CSM) (main analysis) and to validate the postoperative outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and of laminoplasty (LAMP) (subgroup analysis). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It remains unclear which surgical technique offers the best outcomes for CSM...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397048/spontaneous-cervical-epidural-hematomas-in-mild-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-patients-an-analysis-of-8-cases
#14
Si-Cheng Tang, Yan Wang, Yu Wang, Lei Yang, Jun Chen
Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoms (SCEH) complicated with mild cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a rare but emerging condition. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for good outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of this condition and to discuss the optimal treatment. The clinical data from 8 patients with SCEH plus CSM who were divided into two groups by treatment methods were retrospectively analyzed. The neurological function of the patients was assessed by Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score before and after the surgical operations...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394776/correlation-analysis-between-modic-change-of-cervical-vertebrae-and-intramedullary-high-signal-intensity
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Hao Zhou, Jin Fan, Peng Sun, Wei Zhou, Qingqing Li, Lipeng Yu, Guoyong Yin
PURPOSE: Clinical studies have shown that endplate Modic change in the cervical spine and intramedullary high signal intensity often occurs simultaneously. We aimed to investigate whether there is a correlation between Modic change and intramedullary high signal intensity, and to explore the possible risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 133 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University between May 2009 and March 2013 were enrolled in the study...
April 7, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394266/is-decompressive-surgery-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-effective-in-patients-suffering-from-concomitant-multiple-sclerosis-or-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Taylor E Purvis, Daniel Lubelski, Thomas E Mroz
A subset of patients with a demyelinating disease suffer from concurrent cervical spondylotic myelopathy, both of which evince similar symptomatology. Differentiating the cause of these symptoms is challenging, and little research has been done on patients with coexisting diseases. This review explores the current literature on the appropriate surgical management of patients with concurrent multiple sclerosis (MS) and cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), and those with both Parkinson's disease (PD) and CSM...
April 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387614/reduction-of-atlantoaxial-dislocation-prevented-by-pathological-position-of-the-transverse-ligament-in-fixed-irreducible-os-odontoideum-operative-illustrations-and-radiographic-correlates-in-41-patients
#17
Brian J Dlouhy, Bruno A Policeni, Arnold H Menezes
OBJECTIVE Os odontoideum (OO) is a craniovertebral junction (CVJ) abnormality in which an ossicle (small bone) is cranial to a hypoplastic dens by a variable gap. This abnormality can result in instability, which may be reducible or irreducible. What leads to irreducibility in OO is unclear. Therefore, the authors sought to better understand the causes of irreducibility in OO. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted, which identified more than 200 patients who had undergone surgical treatment for OO between 1978 and 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385821/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-with-cervical-myelopathy
#18
Aria Nouri, Michael G Fehlings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384290/mait-cells-are-reduced-in-frequency-and-functionally-impaired-in-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-infection-potential-clinical-implications
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Dominic Paquin-Proulx, Benjamin C Greenspun, Emanuela A S Costa, Aluisio C Segurado, Esper G Kallas, Douglas F Nixon, Fabio E Leal
HTLV-1 infection is associated with several inflammatory disorders, including the neurodegenerative condition HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). It is unclear why a minority of infected subjects develop HAM/TSP. The cellular immune response has been implicated in the development of inflammatory alterations in these patients; however the pathogenic mechanisms for disease progression remain unclear. Furthermore, HTLV-1-infected individuals have an increase incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, suggesting that immunological defect are associated with HTLV-1 infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384180/silent-dissemination-of-htlv-1-in-an-endemic-area-of-argentina-epidemiological-and-molecular-evidence-of-intrafamilial-transmission
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María C Frutos, Rene Gastaldello, Marcos Balangero, Carlos Remondegui, Sebastián Blanco, Koko Otsuki, Ana Carolina Paulo Vicente, David Elías, Arnaldo Mangeaud, Silvia Nates, Sandra Gallego
BACKGROUND: Molecular and epidemiological studies of transmission routes and risk factors for infection by HTLV-1 are extremely important in order to implement control measures, especially because of the high prevalence of HTLV-1 in several regions of the world. San Salvador de Jujuy, Northwest Argentina, is a highly endemic area for HTLV-1 and foci of tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1-associated myelopathy. OBJECTIVE: To gain further insight into the role of intrafamilial transmission of HTLV-1 in a highly endemic region in Argentina...
2017: PloS One
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